A team of engineering students and recent graduates have won the University’s Business Ideas Competition for Engineering Students and Graduates with their idea to improve public transport using a ‘big data’ analytics platform. The Business Ideas Competition is run annually by the University’s commercialisation service, Edinburgh Innovations, and invites student to pitch their business ideas and win up to £1,000 to launch them.
Staff and students from the School were recognised in two categories at the University’s Sustainability Awards 2018 during a ceremony on 28 March 2019. Institute of Energy Systems PhD student Zihao Li won Silver in the Student Residence category, while the Chemical Engineering Teaching Lab took Bronze in the Labs category.
This January, two students from the School of Engineering travelled to Harbin Engineering University in China to compete in a world-famous ice and snow sculpture competition as part of a multidisciplinary University team. The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, which took place between 4 and 7 January 2019, is the world’s largest ice and snow festival and attracts around 10 million visitors each year.
The University of Edinburgh's Discipline of Chemical Engineering was recently featured on the front page of the IChemE's Education Special Interest Group (EdSIG) newsletter, with a cover story on the Oil and Gas Systems Engineering course.